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People Like Billy Graham Are Why I Quit Christianity

I grew up in awe of Graham, just like every other Southerner I knew. But I no longer believe in elevating the feelings of white people bothered more by protest than injustice.<p>It was men like Billy Graham who convinced me to leave the church I attended for nearly two decades. They convinced me to …

Use These Prompts If You Need Help Journaling

Like any habit, journaling is easier said than done. I tried for years (all of the half-empty notebooks in my childhood bedroom can attest to this) …

Creative Writing

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

Relationships

Forgetting These 7 Little Things Makes Every Day More Stressful

It never ceases to amaze me when I’m faced with the reality of how easily I lose sight of the truth – I catch myself stressing out over something …

Get More Out of Your Home Audio System — Here’s How

We often think of great speakers as we do great cars — all the technology and state-of-the-art materials,” said Gerry Lemay, director of the Home …

Audiophile

Forget the Neck Pillow: Travel Better With These Life-Savers

Never worry about running out of clean clothes with the Scrubba Washbag. (Photo: Calibre8 Pty Ltd.)<p>You’re counting down the days until you can set up …

Coffee Brewing

How to Send the Perfect Thank You Email and Create Long-Lasting Relationships

Here's a script you can use when sending the essential follow-up email.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You nailed the meeting with a key VIP. Now, the first step in building a long-lasting relationship with this key player is to write a great thank you note. But should …

Relationships

The Stylish Man's Guide to Holiday Travel | Valet.

Winter Dopp Kit Staples<p>Add these to your standard grooming kit to look great the whole trip.<p>We don't travel anywhere without these refreshing wipes …

national forests

The national parks of the United States account for some of the world’s most glorious landscapes: ice-whittled peaks, abyssal gorges, primeval …

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

Personal Finance

​Simple 5-Minute Projects Are the Secret To This Small Kitchen's Success

We recently finished redoing Tara's rental kitchen, transforming it from a 1970s nightmare into a more livable and lovable space. After doing the …

Lowe's

Get in free to all California National Parks on Veterans Day

No plans yet for Veterans Day? How about visiting one of California's many beautiful, historic national parks?<p>Entrance fees to all 124 National Parks that normally charge for tickets will be waived on Nov. 11 in honor of the day. The California parks participating in the free day are:<p>Cabrillo …

National Parks

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

5 Simple Rules of Thumb for Packing Light

Travel is all about taking in new experiences as you explore an unknown destination, whether it’s the streets of New York or the steps of Machu …

5 ways to master minimalist packing

I usually travel with an 8kg backpack — including my laptop. I don’t remember the last time I checked my backpack in. And I obviously never pay for …

Shop These Sources for a Simple & Rustic Industrial Vibe

Whether you're in your first apartment or have lived in many over the years, you'll likely glean a few ideas from Yamine's downtown Montreal …

Rustic

How to Make Your Holiday Air Travel More Bearable

There’s not much that any traveler can do about the crowds and long lines at airports during the holiday season. But there are ways to cope.<p><b>Stay current on flight and airport status.</b> Track the flight status through the airline’s app, and monitor the airport’s Twitter feed.<p><b>Sign up for TSA PreCheck.</b> …

Think bringing one carry-on for a two-week trip is hard? Try only packing 11 pounds.

Could I survive two weeks abroad with only 11 pounds of luggage?<p>When you book a cheap airline ticket, you convince yourself that you’re aware of all the not-so-hidden fees. That you’ll outsmart the low-cost carrier, avoiding additional costs and keeping a strong hold on the $200 you saved.<p>After …

Weekend Getaways

America’s Favorite Cities for Affordable Getaways

The Windy City comes in as number 15 on this year’s list of America’s favorite cities for affordable attractions, thanks largely to its collection of …

Chicago

15 Amazing Historic Locations In China That You Shouldn't Miss

China is a country that has a history longer than most other established nations, and the range of historic locations that are to be found around the …

China

The Case for Vacationing In a Smaller, Non-Tourist City

I recently went on a trip to Cleveland, a city I can honestly say I’ve never even thought of as a travel destination, and there’s a reason for that: …

These Hotel Bars Are Totally Worth the Splurge (No Room Required!)

Chateau Marmont<p>If you want a French chateau with a side of celebrity, head to the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Billy Wilder, …

I've been traveling the world for 5 years, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

No matter what we do in life, working to obtain money will always be a part of it (unless you're one of the six Brangelina kids, of course).<p>After changing my lifestyle to one that involves living in different countries and finding alternative ways to make money, I've picked up a few money tips that …

Thailand

How to Have a Luxury Vacation for Less

Who doesn’t like the idea of a luxury vacation? Ponying up the money for an upscale getaway, on the other hand, isn’t nearly as appealing as going on one. Fortunately, says Joel Widzer, an expert on saving money on travel and the author of the book “The Penny Pincher’s Guide to Luxury Travel,” …

11 breweries to try on San Diego's Hops Highway

<i>Get your motor runnin' / head out on the (Hops) Highway / lookin' for the perfect beer / and whatever comes our way</i><p>Apologies to Steppenwolf (millennials, ask the nearest baby boomer), but it's hard not to get excited about taking to the road to sample San Diego County's award-winning breweries.<p>The …

A 29-year-old who's been traveling the world for 4 years explains how he affords it

Living in a small, working class town in Northeast England, the now 29-year-old remembers dreaming of somewhere exotic, somewhere "far, far away from here" as a child, he told Business Insider.<p>In his early 20s, he finally got the chance to go. Tired of a 9-5 corporate job at a product management …

Beaches

PRAGUE'S WORST TOURIST TRAP!!! (Honest Guide)

3 Things Flight Attendants Want You to Stop Doing

Flights get delayed when the flight crew is forced to check luggage. Maximize the cabin's storage space by putting suitcases in the overhead and …

12 Stressful Things You Need to Stop Tolerating Right Now

Sometimes we need to escape our stress before our stress takes us down.<p>Some forms of stress are necessary--especially if we want to stimulate creativity and new learning.<p>Others bring no benefit at all and serve only to prevent us from being effective or successful.<p>Here's a list of a dozen of the …